- Post 13 Mar 2017
The dates for the Boating Information Course have been changed.
Wed 15th March
Mon 20th March
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: BSC Clubhouse
Cost: No Charge
Cost: Contact Heather Hall today!
phone: 0408 223 243
Please Note: These dates are correct and are different from those published in the last issue of Whale's Tales.
The course is for:
* New and recent recruits to the BSC Power Boat Volunteer Roster who are already in the process of being trained in the practical side of things and need to know the background to our Balmoral specific requirements of Rescue and Race Management.
* Those who would like to get their RMS Boating Licence and thus be useful to the Balmoral Volunteer Roster and to the new Junior Sailing program. Nowadays you must have a Boating Log Book in which you have logged a minimum of three trips which have been signed off by an experienced licence holder.
* Those already on the Volunteer Roster who wish to “refresh” their knowledge.
* Anyone else who may be interested eg friends, family members.
The course will cover:
* Rescue techniques and safety procedures,
* Knots and rope work,
* Charts, navigation and trip planning,
* Local geography,
* Race Management and flags,
* Mark laying for racing.
To attend this free course, contact Principal Race Officer, Heather Hall.
phone: 0408 223 243
- Post 12 Mar 2017
An Autmn Point Score race is scheduled for this Saturday 18th March at 14:00.
Briefing to start promptly at 12:45.
Scheduled Duty Class: Tasar
All members, families and friends are invited to get together after sailing for pizza and a drink to welcome new members and chat with old friends.
- Post 07 Mar 2017
The annual Marathon race is scheduled for this Saturday 11th March at 13:30*. This is half an hour earlier than our normal start time. Briefing to start promptly at 12:15.
*Please Note (as per the BSC Sailing Instructions): "The scheduled time for the warning signal for the Marathon race is 13:24 hours."
The Marathon is the only event on our sailing calendar which is competed for on a mixed fleet basis using the Yachting Victoria Yardstick Ratings. Last year the Collins Class Submarine provided the stiffest competion and it is not clear if it will make an appearance again this year!
The fleet will again be split into two divisions with the Mirrors, Moths and Lasers etc only going as far as Shark Island and return. The other division which includes the 505s, Tasars, National Es and Fireballs (traditional visitors for this race) will sail the full course to Fort Denison and return.
The presentation of the Roger Quinn Memorial Trophy to the winners in each division will take place, at our Presentation Night on 20th May.
Visiting sailors are most welcome ($10 race fee) and everyone is invited to stay for the post-race barbecue.